Oh yeah I saw Panic Room and was really annoyed as well. I actually did a whole project in college about mis-represented diabetic references in movies. How about Memento, anyone see the "diabetic" woman in that movie take insulin as if it were heroin? So annoying. Do your research, people!
anyone see the first episode of glee on fox? a lady mentioned to her husband when he brought her a sandwich if he remembered no mayo... she said, "i dont want my diabetes to come back"... as if avoiding mayo prevents diabetes...
Oh man, when I was younger The Baby Sitters Club was a popular book series to read and at one point one of the girls was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. It was back in the 80s (when it was written) when they didn't really have home blood glucose monitors and all that so some of it seemed a little silly to me (this was mid-90s that I was actually reading them) but I finally had to stop reading them altogether when she went surfing, had a low blood sugar so she went to the cafe to get A SALAD to bring her sugars back up. Last time I checked green salad doesn't have enough of anything to bring a BS back up.
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